[tdwg] TDWG 2008 in Fremantle, Western Australia

Lee Belbin leebel at netspace.net.au
Wed Jun 4 08:21:33 CEST 2008

Registration for TDWG 2008 is now open at
www.TDWG.org/conference2008/registration. The conference will be held at the
Maritime Museum of Western Australia in Fremantle, about 20km southwest of

Details about the conference can be found on the TDWG site at
http://www.tdwg.org/conference2008/. Note: The AUS$80 discount for
registration will expire September 6.

There is a wide range of accommodation available in Fremantle within easy
walking distance to the museum. But, as Fremantle is small, there is not a
lot of any one type of accommodation available. The 4.5 star Esplanade Hotel
has discounted rates for the conference (quote "Biodiversity of Information
Standards 2008"). A cost-effective option for Fremantle is to share a house
or apartment. Most of these are close to the venue but you will have to book
quickly as there are only a limited number available. Please see
http://www.tdwg.org/conference2008/accommodation/ for all conference details
and use our Wiki
http://wiki.tdwg.org/twiki/bin/view/Conferences/SharedAccommodation to help
find others who could share accommodation with you. 

The outline of the conference program can be found at
http://www.tdwg.org/conference2008/program. Session Chairs are being
identified and are now seeking presenters. If you wish to present an oral
presentation, a poster or a computer-based demonstration, please contact the
relevant Session Chair as soon as possible as they will be identifying
speakers for their sessions.

The program this year will centre around a the Atlas of Living Australia
(Wednesday October 22). TDWG is keen to understand and to support this
significant project. There is also a number of tutorials (session 8 and
repeated session 13) that are aimed at presenting key TDWG activities in
simple terms. Early registration for these tutorials would be appreciated.
Please contact Adrian Rissone (a.rissone(at)nhm.ac.uk) for any other program
details and lee(at)tdwg.org <mailto:lee at tdwg.org>  for any other

Lee Belbin
TDWG Secretariat 


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